3rd Floor, Dragon Court, 27-29 Macklin Street, London, WC2B 5LX

0203 855 4450


The Exchange, 3 New York Street, Manchester, M1 4HN

0203 855 4450
Neon Blue Purple Neon Green Neon Blue

Focusing on Outcomes with the BBC

The Objectives and Key Results (OKR) framework is widely used throughout the technology sector to align team efforts with business objectives, and to measure progress along the way.

Neon Blue Ring

Client stories

The Project

RPS has been working closely with the BBC since 2007. We’ve successfully delivered over 500 projects across multiple departments and initiatives, many of which have been business transformation projects aimed at helping the BBC meet strategic business objectives.

benefits staff augmentation

The Approach / Objective

In 2018, RPS was invited to provide OKR consultancy to senior leadership to help them align teams towards completion of business goals. Initial consultancy garnered such positive responses RPS was asked to rollout the framework to ten BBC teams, including iPlayer, television, and BBC Sounds.

Implementation of the OKR framework began with us providing training workshops to introduce teams to the OKR framework and coach them through setting their own objectives and milestones. Teams were shown how to review and refine their OKRs, empowering them to make iterative improvements to their work practices.

We also provided a simple tool for use by team leaders and the senior leadership team giving them visibility of the OKRs set by their teams. This overview of objectives and progress provides management the opportunity to prioritise projects, refocus teams, and effectively measure progress towards the BBC’s strategic 2020 business objectives.

risk removal

The Outcome

Having seen the impact of OKR implementation on the initial 10 teams, BBC Sounds requested that RPS develop and run further workshops for the teams in Salford and London responsible
for Native Apps, Responsive Web, and RMS. The workshops – delivered in December 2018 – were specifically tailored to the teams involved. Thanks to the previous rollout, we were able to demonstrate to them the effectiveness of the OKR framework using real world examples from within the BBC.

“Having clear, measurable definitions of success articulated at the start of a quarter ensures everyone is on the same page. No valuable time is lost trying to improve irrelevant metrics.”

Get in touch

How could we
help your business?

Get in touch with us today to find out more. Use this form or give us a call on 0203 855 4450


    Projects successfully delivered


    Client money saved


    In-house Consultants and Specialists